Design

Artemy Lebedev

The Evolution of Moscow's Subway Maps

A collection of the city's subway maps since 1935.

Steve Vorderman/Michigan State Historic Preservation Office

A Visual History of Michigan's Outsize Influence on American Modernism

The state that helped bring design to the masses reflects on its legacy with an upcoming symposium and exhibit.

Zaha Hadid Architects

The World's Most Luxurious Metro Station?

Here's what a subway station looks like in Saudi Arabia.

Joe Doucet

A Mirror That Guarantees You'll Never Forget Superstorm Sandy

It makes it look like you're chin-deep in water.

AKAA

The Best New Architecture in the Muslim World

From Indonesia to Morocco, twenty examples of great design via the Aga Khan Award shortlist.

4StrikeBike

The Bike You Pedal With Both Arms and Legs

Put all your limbs to use.

MZ Architects

This Is a Stadium, Not a Secret Fortress for a James Bond Villain

Architects want to build a soccer venue in Abu Dhabi that's sited inside a hollowed-out mountain.

Urbanist Bracket Challenge: We Have a Winner!

The stunning conclusion to the pedestrian streets vs. bike lanes nail-biter.

Nomad/eVolo

A Glorious Collection of the Craziest Skyscraper Concepts You've Ever Seen

Eight years of "outstanding ideas for vertical living," courtesy architectural magazine eVolo.

Jimmy Emerson/Flickr

How Pocket Green Space Can Transform a State Capital

A look at Hartford, Connecticut.

Yuriko Nakao/Reuters

The World's Weirdest New Hotel Rooms

Chocolate, ice, and other strange spots to rest your weary head.

The Hunt for Unbuilt Los Angeles

An upcoming exhibit reveals the L.A. that might have been.

The Most Talked About Buildings of 2012

From residences to gardens to installations, a look at the most compelling works of the year.

Mikael Colville-Andersen

'Desire Lines' and the Fundamental Failure of Traffic Engineering

Mikael Colville-Andersen makes the cases for designing cities with people in mind.

Lichtmeister/Shutterstock.com

What Does the College Classroom of the Future Look Like?

A design firm favors tossing out lectures and bringing collaboration to class.

Courtesy of Nick Frank

The Architectural Spectacle That Is Munich's Metro

Photographer Nick Frank discusses his sharp, colorful, deserted shots of the stylish system.

Steven Depolo/Flickr

Why the 'Trick-or-Treat Test' Still Matters

Community designers have this same discussion every year, for good reason.

Sarah Goodyear

How Rust Became the New Urban Luxury Item

Everyone knows that the ghost of urban decay is as crucial to the High Line’s appeal as fancy design, if not more so.

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The Bed Tent: A Solution for Nosy Roommates?

Many city dwellers might not realize they need a bed tent. They're probably correct.